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  • Ah, today's the start of Inktober! I should do that.
    Sharm
    Sharm
    Only righties hold pencils in a uniform way, lefties are individuals!
    zzmmorgan
    zzmmorgan
    I'm never sure whether I'm left or right handed. It all started with kindergarten in the '60s being told by the teacher I was right handed so I've been confused since. I did find that when my left wrist was broken it hampered me a LOT. Having my right hand crushed didn't really slow me down.....
    Sharm
    Sharm
    Most people just mean what you use to write, so I find it easier to say I'm left handed, but I'm actually something rare called cross dominant. That means that the hand that's easiest to use changes depending on the task. I can't use scissors left handed, for example. There's also ambidextrous where you don't actually have a dominant hand, and can use either for any task.
    Trying to get enough of an outline for my game to know what art needs to be made. I'm very out of practice with writing, having focused on art, and I'm realizing that I really missed it.
    zzmmorgan
    zzmmorgan
    For a visual novel the novel approach is fine but for most games approaching things with a scene view seems to have a better flow. @cthulhusquid I have confidence you'll find a good pace for that game. :)
    Sharm
    Sharm
    I also think there's a lot of people who complain about games for being exactly what they should be. Some complain about too much text in visual novels and RPGs and I just wonder why they're playing them in the first place if they don't like to read.
    zzmmorgan
    zzmmorgan
    I think a lot of that depends on how you setup the pace and the player's expectations. If you properly manage the player's expectations then they'll agree that the game is exactly what it should be - unless they're one of those Steam trolls who buy a game simply to get a refund and leave a bad review...
    Whoa, was browsing the forum and stumbled onto you account! Big fan of your work!
    Sharm
    Sharm
    Wow, really? Same! I really love the style of your art, it's got a flair that's difficult to pull off. How to describe it? Original without being too outlandish. It's able to be used more than once, but doesn't look like anything else. Exactly what you want in tilesets.
    Hyptosis
    Hyptosis
    Oh cool, thanks for looking!
    I've been following your work for a while, but never thought to say hi until now.
    I've used tiny 16 a few time to block out some demos before reskinning them with my own art. :D
    Maybe we could jam sometime on a tiny game or something?
    Sharm
    Sharm
    I'm super shy IRL, so I never say hi to the people I follow either. I really should! My health is really bad, so working together with other people hasn't ever worked out before, but I'd also love to make something together. Go ahead and send me a PM. A jam probably won't work, but a small art project might.
    TMW the air quality is so bad, your hair changes color every time you wash it. :LZYyuck:
    Just found out that my favorite webnovel, "Trash of the Count's Family", now has a webtoon. I'm so excited to see how they draw all the characters!
    I want to make edits for other people, but the styles I want to work in are all paid packs. I can do it for myself I guess?
    gothicvoid
    gothicvoid
    oooh i see... i apologize then, i read the post wrong. I have tried my hand at pixel art.. but get discouraged rather easily honestly. Im an ok artist in general, but pixel stuff just doesn't react the same way for me as my tablet an Krita. Please forgive my interjections.
    Bastrophian
    Bastrophian
    @gothicvoid - X3 oh dont be so apologetic, and I wish I held on to my older stuff from when I first started making pixel art.... was so awful! Just gotta keep at it and practice! :D
    Sharm
    Sharm
    Starting from editing is a good way to go. I started that way too. Krita is terrible for pixel art, I don't know why people keep recommending it for pixels. I mean, I love the program but using it for pixels is like doing stippling with a paint brush.
    I want to make one object in multiple pixel styles, what object would you like to see?
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    Sharm
    Sharm
    A little bit for royal globe, but I don't have a good idea what the scale of the item is or what it's for. and I'm still guessing at the lucky fish. Since I want to make tiles, not icons, it's not enough information. I guess I'm pretty uninformed about other cultures.
    Kupotepo
    Kupotepo
    Sharm
    Sharm
    Thank you, that helps. I find responses like yours more interesting, I get to learn as well as get a unique suggestion. It's fun!
    I want sprites that are the same size as the clothes on the shop displays.
    Bastrophian
    Bastrophian
    I dunno, but it honestly annoys me too x.x
    Bastrophian
    Bastrophian
    For me, it's the doors too though, some of them are twice as big as the defualt sprites, and its like.... how do they reach the knob?! o_O

    Edit: BUT then the doors that are the same size are, in my opinion, a little TOO small x.x ...oi
    Sharm
    Sharm
    Yeah, the doors bug me too. This is why I'm really careful with matching the scale of everything when doing my tiles, I really can't stand it when things don't match up. It's been tricky with the stuff I've been working on recently, though, since I haven't decided on a sprite base.
    I keep forgetting how much I hate how VX-MV implements fences and autotile tables.
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    Sharm
    Sharm
    As for fences, it's because you can only make really short ones, otherwise it won't tile. It might be better with MZ because of how it does layers. I might be able to use a wall autotile as a taller fence.
    Shaz
    Shaz
    You could remove the counter flag, which means you'd then need to duplicate any shopkeeper logic in an invisible event ON the counter.

    @The Stranger, that's not just tables. That's ANY other autotile. This would have to be my #1 pet hate about VX-MV. I'm sooooo glad MZ will have controllable layers!
    Sharm
    Sharm
    I could, but I usually don't make tiles for just myself. If I did, they'd look very different and be more difficult to use. Making things easily usable by others means I have to follow the existing rules, even if they're extremely dumb.
    I'm trying to decide on which engine to use for an extremely basic, entirely pixel art game. It's a good problem to have, but it's making starting harder than it needs to be.
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    Sharm
    Sharm
    If there's an all in one option that does that, it could be doable, but when I last tried to do stuff in MV I was using multiple plugins and pray they all got along to get things looking the way I wanted, and that was for upscaling. At the time there wasn't really anything for downscaling the engine other than the stuff for tilesets.
    kirbwarrior
    kirbwarrior
    I totally get that. Downscaling tilesets is probably the most important part. I believe that Yanfly's Core Engine can change screen size (and I think MV also comes with a plugin that does the same). Here's hoping that it'll be possible in MZ or that this kind of plugin gets made for it.
    Sharm
    Sharm
    Screen size is very different though. I've pretty much decided on 2k3, but I do hope that MZ or a future RM will have better retro art support. I like MV's export options, since I know a lot of people who don't use windows, so that makes Ace a little less attractive for a bigger project, even though it's much easier to work in for pixel art.
    If being stuck in isolation is driving you crazy, please remember how you feel now. Then when we're free from quarantine, use that memory as motivation to visit those who live like this all the time.
    gstv87
    gstv87
    "those who live like this all the time" are either heavily guarded, or outright don't want to be visited.
    Sharm
    Sharm
    Not really. I'm talking about those who have disabling illnesses that aren't catching or the old. Basically, the people who can't go out, not the people who shouldn't.
    Hollow 1977
    Hollow 1977
    Agree. We should definitely use this as a reminder of how many people deal with this on a daily sometimes even permanent basis.
    Had a visit with my doctor on my computer today. Why can't I do all my visits this way? It's so much better! Insurance was only okay with it due to the pandemic.
    Might have the virus. Or bronchitis, my symptoms are too mild to need testing. *shrugs* I'm not very worried.
    CrowStorm
    CrowStorm
    take loads of vitamin c, bed rest, fluids
    Kes
    Kes
    I was away without internet all last week, so didn't see that you had returned. Welcome back!! So good to see you. I hope that you manage to shake this off soon.
    Sharm
    Sharm
    Thanks Kes! Good to see you too! If I have it, it's a mild case. I'll probably recover before Touchfuzzy.

    Yep, that's been my focus, thanks CrowStorm. Now I just need to decide which video games to play.
    Earthquake! Hehe, that was fun, and nothing broke. Strongest quake I've ever experienced.
    MrKiwi
    MrKiwi
    Earthquakes are so frequent in my country that they are actually a meme :kaoswt:
    Bastrophian
    Bastrophian
    @Sharm ! :DD Welcome back! Havent seen you on in a while! Be safe! Lots of of hostile natural phenomena going around! D:
    Sharm
    Sharm
    We're technically in a high earthquake area here, except that we very rarely get them, and it's been terrifying earthquake scientists for ages. I've lived through. . . 6? This is the biggest one yet, 5.7 So not super big, but enough to break a few things closer to the center.
    I've had three healthy days in a row! This is the healthiest I've been in . . . a decade. Time to try some of my old activities (like hanging out here).
    Sharm
    Sharm
    Hey Shaz! Yeah, I've been missing everyone too. I love my friends from all over the world. :LZSjoy: Now I just need to get used to using the forums when I'm not a moderator.
    Shaz
    Shaz
    It's a bit weird. But the Report button at the bottom of posts will come in handy :D
    Sharm
    Sharm
    I think the strangest part will be not being able to fix the small things myself.
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    Sharm, please you can make for me sprites battler butterfly?
    Kes
    Kes
    Please do not use Status Updates to make requests of this kind, that is not their purpose. In addition, if the person does not have a thread taking requests, it is not likely that they will take on random requests.
    Resource Type: (Characters, Battlers, Tiles, Icons, ect.)

    Does this include scripts?
    hiddenone
    hiddenone
    @Lilly If you're talking about the Resource Requests section, then no that section doesn't include scripts. You want to use the Script Request section in the RGSS Boards.
    Lilly
    Lilly
    Thank You.
    I really, really like my new meds. It's amazing how solving a small underlying problem can help so many others that didn't seem related.
    Does anyone use the "Which Graphics Packs Match Which" list? I was thinking about updating it today, but I don't know if it's worth it.
    Kauzz
    Kauzz
    Yup, i'm very close to finish my 2nd pack of the same collection tiles, so I hope they accept me hahaha
    OmnislashXX
    OmnislashXX
    That and they seemingly only release resource pack only 2 (sometimes 3) at a time.Probably so that they don't inundate people with products.
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    dreamfall887
    dreamfall887
    T-that's a thing? I had no idea, I've got to check it out now haha.
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